In pictures: Japan earthquake

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image captionThousands of rescue workers are being deployed in the Kyushu region of south-western Japan to locate victims of a powerful earthquake
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image captionSaturday's earthquake was a further blow to residents already traumatised from the previous night's quake and more than 100 aftershocks
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image captionA landslide in Mimami-Aso, Kumamoto prefecture. The fear is that rainfall over the weekend will trigger more mudslides
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image captionDozens of people are feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings - here rescuers carry a survivor, 93, on a stretcher covered in a plastic sheet
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image captionRed Cross staff treat the injured in a hospital in Kumamoto
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image captionNearly 200,000 homes are without electricity, Japanese media reported, and drinking water systems have failed in many areas
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image captionRoads have been damaged and big landslides have been reported over a wide area
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image captionThousands of people whose homes were destroyed spent the night on the streets and in parks - where they gathered under blankets with many looking exhausted and frightened
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image captionParts of Kumamoto Castle have been damaged
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image captionThere are fears that more damage can be expected because the latest earthquake had been shallower and the fault-line had been much longer
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image captionExperts say the ground surface in the quake-hit area would have moved in the region of 4-5m during intense shaking over a large part of the Kyushu region
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image captionDamage from Saturday's quake could be seen over a wide area with reports of fires, power cuts, collapsed bridges and even gaping holes in the earth

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